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Yates: Fair Result

6 September 2014

Mark Yates satisfied with a point away at Morecambe in Sky Bet League 2.

Mark Yates speaking to the media following this afternoon's 0-0 draw away at Morecambe:

"It was a great point. I just said to the boys that we had to stand firm in the second half with the pressure they put us under and if that had happened last year then we would have caved in. This group has a bit about them and they can be a bit disappointed that they haven't won it but a draw is a fair result.

"We bossed the first half and they were better than us in the second half. How it stayed 0-0 I'll never know but that said I know why because we put bodies on the line when it mattered. It was a really positive point. It's a tough place to come and it's the wrong time to play them notoriously and they'll fancy themselves to surprise a few people.

"Sometimes you need that goal that we didn't get but credit to them because they changed a few things and caused us problems. It was two decent teams playing decent football trying to entertain the fans and I'm sure both sets of supporters will have been entertained. We've now got a week to prepare for Luton away.

"I thought there was more to come from us (after the first half) and we needed to be more forceful, aggressive and clinical with our chances in the box. I thought Craig was causing them all kinds of problems but sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say credit where credit us due because they stopped our supply and changed things around a bit to cause is problems. We became a little disjointed but the pleasing thing was that we kept a clean sheet and not by luck. We deserved the clean sheet because we put bodies on the line when they got into the box. We stood firm and we still could have won the game in the second half because we had a few chances.

"Three clean sheets in a week is down to hard work on and off the training ground, upstairs when we look at the videos and total commitment on a Saturday."

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